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Anyone have a clue- choking sensations~ I hope~I hope

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 16, 2008
  • 06:15 PM

Quick background..... I had a baby in November (almost 4 mo. old now). Breastfeeding- I went back to work immediately- and WOW that was stupid and stressful. Since then I was really sick there for a while and it was a bunch of different things, one right after the other... First just different viruses that were going around... my throat, chest, coughing, high fever, which led to losing my voice..... probably were viruses but I felt like crap so my hubby (medic) gave me a shot of some med in the penicillin family and I took a couple of doses of Augmentin (sp?)

(a few days after taking meds- never had a problem with penicillin- never been allergic to ANYTHING) As this was finally starting to clear up I woke up one afternoon with hives on my lower back left arm and it spread fast to arms, legs, and face (took benedryl would clear up and then here it came again) It got worse and worse- my tongue and lips were slightly inflamed and I was experiencing this choking/tingling sensation in my gums and throat off and on (which obviously freaked me out- cuz i'm thinking at any moment i'm going to go into anipholactic (sp?) shock and have no clue what I was allergic to. (or it very well could have been a part of that virus- because it cleared up within the week). Oh I convinced myself it was the copper IUD and had it removed. Probably wasn't considering I had it a month before all of this happened.

Here is the problem i'm having now..... I feel like I have something stuck in my throat. It gives me a choking/gagging sensation. My chest feels kinda tight- and like its hard to breath. I know i'm getting pleny of oxygen. Obviously with all of this accumulating, along with a new born baby, a Kindergartner, full time job, and hubby who works crazy hours my stress level is a little higher than normal and this is causing some anxiety along with everything else.

So far.... i've just kinda chilled out- obviously there are stressors that I am just going to let whatever be right now and be sure to exercise, eat right, get plenty of sleep, plenty of water etc., I quit breastfeeding =( so I could take something just incase some of this is due to anxiety whatever due to postpartum or something.

The thing is whatever is going on with this choking feeling, chest thing is definitely more than just anxiety.... I admit that it definitey causes me to fear the worst when its really acting up- but any thought would be greatly appreciated!!!! Sorry so long!!!

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